Travel Writing Bursary

2016-02-27 14.10.59 copyWe are thrilled to announce details of the 2016 Travel Writing Award, which is now open for applications.

Kindly donated by Mairi Hedderwick, this bursary will support one place on the Moniack Mhor Travel Writing Course from Monday 22nd until Saturday 27th August 2016. The tutors for the course are Rory MacLean and Jay Griffiths with guest Katharine Norbury. It is hoped that this opportunity will support those wanting to develop skills in the genre and enhance their writing practice.

The bursary ­ is open to unpublished/published writers living and working in the UK who have, or would like to have, a travel piece in development.
Please apply by sending:

  • A CV which demonstrates that you meet the criteria
  • An A4 summary of your writing project that outlines your work in progress.
  • A sample of your work (maximum 1000 words,  double spaced and single sided)

Applications can be submitted from the 14th March with a closing date of Monday 18th April  2016 at 5pm. The successful applicant will be notified in May.

Applications should be sent by email to: or by post: Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre, Teavarran, Kiltarlity, IV4 7HT

For any enquiries relating to the Travel Writing Bursary, please contact: Mark Phimister, Centre Assistant on or 01463 741 675

Previous winners of the Travel Writing Award:

Amy Marwick

Amy Marwick was the 2015 winner.

Amy is a skier and writer originally hailing from Edinburgh, but who now spends most of her time in the French Alps. Amy works as a ski instructor during the winter and has spent the last few years learning more about ski mountaineering in order to undertake some more serious alpine adventures. She has been writing freelance for several outdoor magazines and is keen to develop her writing for longer formats. In her spare time she likes to be outdoors, hiking and climbing, or travelling to far flung mountainous regions in pursuit of snow.

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